Title: The Man on the Eiffel Tower Summary: French police inspector Maigret investigates the murder of a rich Paris widow and ends up chasing the killer up the Eiffel Tower's girders. Directed by: Burgess Meredith, Irving Allen, Charles Laughton Actors: Production Company: A&T Film Production (Allen-Tone) Release Date: 4 February 1950 (USA) Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
In Paris, a down and out medical student Johann Radek (Franchot Tone) is paid by Bill Kirby (Robert Hutton) to murder his wealthy aunt. A knife grinder (Burgess Meredith) is suspected, but Radek keeps taunting the police until they realize that he is the killer. The police and Maigret (Charles Laughton) are led on chases through the streets and over the rooftops of Paris and finally up the girders of the Eiffel Tower.